Birthdays in History on December 30

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39 Titus, Rome, 10th Roman Emperor (79-81), conqueror of Jerusalem

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
Titus
  • 1204 Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (d. 1282)
  • 1552 Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)
  • 1642 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)
  • 1644 Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral
  • 1673 Ahmed III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1736)
  • 1722 Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)
  • 1740 Princess Elizabeth Caroline of Wales (d. 1759)
  • 1774 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31]
  • 1784 Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven
  • 1818 James Cantey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1874)
  • 1819 John White Geary, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1873)
  • 1819 Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)
  • 1828 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1847 John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists
  • 1850 John Milne, British Geologist, Seismologist, and Anthropologist who developed the first modern seismograph, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1851 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola
  • 1855 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)

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1865 Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), (d. 1936)

  • 1867 Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist (died aboard Titanic)
  • 1869 Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep (Lib)
  • 1873 Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)
  • 1878 William Aberhart, Canadian politician (d. 1943)
  • 1879 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Hindu philosopher/yogi (Maharshi Research Inst)

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1884 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), born in Tokyo (d. 1948)

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • 1889 Georg von der Vring, German painter/writer (Soldier Suhren)
  • 1890 Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Antoine Pinay, French premier (1952)/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1895 August De Boodt, Belgian politician
  • 1897 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (d. 2001)
  • 1905 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher
  • 1906 Carol Reed, motion picture director (3rd Man, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1906 Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
  • 1907 Robert Grant Grant-Ferris, politician
  • 1910 Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi)
  • 1913 Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)
  • 1918 W Eugene Smith, US photographer (Saipan, Walk to Paradise Garden)
  • 1920 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist
  • 1920 Michael Allinson, London England (George Washington)
  • 1921 Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader
  • 1921 Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon
  • 1923 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)
  • 1927 M Lawrence Antouin, college president (Emeritis)
  • 1929 Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Jerome Theisen, benedictine
  • 1931 Charles A Bassett II, Captain USAF/astronaut, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1931 Richard Christ, writer
  • 1931 Ike Skelton, Lexington, MI, congressman (1977-2011), (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Barry Briggs, NZ auto maker (World Champion 1957, 58, 64, 66)
  • 1934 John Norris Bahcall, American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Joseph P. Hoar, former US Central Command commander
  • 1935 Omar [Albert B] Bongo, president of Gabon (1967- )
  • 1939 Doeke Eisma, sociologist/Dutch MP (D66)
  • 1939 Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)
  • 1942 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1942 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • 1944 William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy Admiral, former U.S. Central Command commander
  • 1945 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot
  • 1947 Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)
  • 1949 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1950 Yunus I Mahomed, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
  • 1950 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
  • 1952 Larry Bartlett, photographic printer
  • 1952 Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)
  • 1953 Daniel T Barry, Norwalk Ct, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72)
  • 1953 Bill Kazmaier, American powerlifter
  • 1953 Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • 1953 Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
  • 1956 "Cherie" Samba (Mbimba N'zinga), Zaire painter (Pitie la prostituee)
  • 1958 Steven L Smith, Phoenix Arizona, astronaut (STS 68, 82)
  • 1958 Rod Harrington, English darts player
  • 1959 Josée Verner, French Canadian politician
  • 1961 Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
  • 1963 Chandler Burr, American author
  • 1965 Heidi Fleiss, American madam
  • 1977 Scott Lucas, Australian rules footballer
  • 1983 Rachel & Ross Trudeau, twins of Jane Pauley & Gerry Trudeau
  • 1983 Kevin Systrom, American CEO and co-founder of Instagram, born in Holliston, Massachusetts